Volunteers Make A Difference

Volunteers play a vital role in the HOW community. You can make a difference by providing social support to clients, working with staff in our office, or providing rides to healthcare appointment on the Cape. Some volunteers work on a weekly basis; others work on specific events or serve on our “on-call” list for periodic projects. A few positions require special background or training. Most require only time, compassion and a willingness to learn a few basics. Bring your passion and share your skills!

Volunteer Positions Available:

Transportation
Social Support
Office Assistants

Transportation

Ever had to live without a car on Cape Cod? It’s tough! Drivers are needed to transport clients from their homes in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro or Provincetown to medical appointments in Orleans, Hyannis or other Cape locations. Volunteers use their own cars, are covered by our insurance and are eligible for mileage reimbursement. Volunteers should have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, a clean driving record and feel comfortable working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Social Support

Help individual clients by providing social support with a home visit, a cup of coffee or to run an errand together. We can provide one-on-one matching for regular weekly or bi-weekly meetings. In other instances, we have client requests for specific projects such as organizing paperwork or help with the computer. These positions are usually 1-3 hour shifts, once a week/month, on a regular or periodic basis. This position is a good fit for those who have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy learning about other people.

Office Assistants

Help with general clerical/administrative tasks, such as copying, filing, data entry and/or routine phone calls. These positions are usually 3-4 hour shifts, once a week, on a regular basis. By helping with routine tasks, you free up our staff to work on more complex matters. This position is a good fit for those who have strong organizational and communication skills and excellent attention to detail.

Volunteer Profiles

Meet Chris

Chris’ own experience navigating the medical system during serious healthcare challenges inspired him to volunteer at HOW.

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Meet Bernice

Bernice shares her time, energy and talent with HOW by working on specific projects such as the recent holiday gift bag assembly. She enjoys volunteering as a blackjack dealer at…
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Interested in making a difference?

If you want to volunteer with HOW to help improve the lives of women in need, fill out the form below to get started!

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